Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-11-141
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It 3 Vol. :u; No. 1:5 Carver admits wiretap attempt; also claims leniency with parking At the same time as he said campus security police are "not your enemy," William Carver, ; head of the WSC Police Force admitted to having attempted to wiretap students on campus. Carver, speaking to students in a forum in the U.B. snack bar at noon on Wednesday, answered questions about the parking problem and his role in the wiretapping incident that was brought out over the summer. While Ombudsman John Lyon expresses his concern about parking ... " j'wmvr ...Arf fZT we u mmmxe,mm1 f ' 8! S " ' j - - . J ft . i . I - - mmMnmmir"mm' .TV " 1 V ""' - "V- -1"' "-...., " -- " - . , , "'"'-""', " """; - "" - - Zl. ' rr - f; --'"- f f :-.,.v-.. . ... . ... .--M. .v Sfc it": J ' . i j. ' " .. . - f . ........ : .y; :i, ' ; .. t . ; : i ...... ... ' " -.'"WMlWl .. ' 1 V - vreXZKlf- ' .. :' v . - -V . j ........ J . ' v -1 . - " ' w I . -' '1..; . ' -k -1M j About the wiretapping Carver said, "I did not use wiretapping on the faculty or staff and it didn't work when I went to use it (the device) against the students... that's why I'm not in jail." He also said, "the statute of limitations ran out on me a month ago." However, although the state statute of limitations has run out, the federal statute has not. photos by AAary Wood head and Weber State College He said that the wiretapping equipment that was used was homemade and that they were testing it on the students but that it didn't work. Most of the questions that were asked during the forum were about parking. Harking tickets John Lyon of the Ombudsman office asked Carver about the fact that he had been directed by the administration to be lenient i r .Bill Carver listens X ! V ; 1 ' ! outside it is business as usual with parking tickets and towing this year. Carver said that it was true that he had been directed that way but that "being lenient is not the answer to the traffic question, it makes it worse." Carver said that he felt his office had been lenient but that it was hard to discern "between being lenient and being dumb." He also said that although his office has given out as many tickets this year as they did last year, they can claim to be lenient because of a 10 percent increase in enrollment. However Carver also said that the number of permits sold is approximately the same this year as it was last year. He also said that "maybe we are a little more strict in some areas" than last year. They can fire me In response to a question about whether he was disregarding instructions from the administration by not being lenient Carver said, "If they don't like what I'm doing they can can me." Carver said that he would try to be lenient for 'one week so the students could how bad it would be. In response to Carver's remarks, Dr. Robert Clarke, administrative vice president of the college said that "we didn't want him to give out more tickets-than was necessary to keep order on campus and unless it is a flagrant violation... we're not in any conflict (with Carver) as far as I can tell." Clarke said that they asked Nov. 14, 1975 Carver to be liberal in interpreting the parking rules and that Carver has to interpret that direction as best he can. "We're not fighting with Mr. Carver," added Clarke. Carver added that security gets more calls asking security to go and write out tickets as there are calls not to write them. Student complaints Marty Wikstrom, also of the ombudsman office, said that several students have complained about getting a poor reception at the Police office. Wikstrom said that students have been treated as if the WSC police office felt that their complaints or questions didn't deserve an answer, and "in one instance the secretary even hung up on a student." Carver said that many of the students had called his secretaries names in the past and that many times the secretaries had a right to get upset. He added, "they do the best they can." Faculty lots In response to a question about faculty members being allowed to park in students lots while students are not allowed to park in faculty lots, Carver said he would "think about it." Carver said that parking was "a hell of a lot worse in 1970 and 71," adding that he felt the Ombudsman office was making parking seem like more of a problem than it really is. Finally, Carver said "We as a police department are not responsible for the parking. ..we honestly try to do our best with what we have."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-11-14, Vol. 36, No. 13|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|